Jeffrey Wayne Carpenter of Goose Creek, SC, died March 25th, 2022. Jeff was born on March 22, 1960, in Covington, VA, to Leo and the late Joyce Tucker-Carpenter. He became Coast Guard Reserve when he was 17 years old. He went active duty on August 28, 1980 and retired as a Senior Chief with over 24 years of service.
He was a machine technician(MKSC). He worked a lot of different stations. including an isolation LORAN station in Alaska, The Atlantic Strike team which dealt with hazardous waste and oil clean up as well as a couple of CG patrol boats and CG Cutters .
His best duty station was 5 years in Hawaii where he and his family absorbed the culture there. They then were stationed in Charleston, SC where he retired from the CG Cutter Gallatin.
Jeff really enjoyed Saturday mornings at IHOP and then going to the shooting range with his friends. He was a friend and mentor to a lot of young people who looked to him to be a good listener and a father figure.
Jeff is survived by his wife Jo Anne Worley-Carpenter of Goose Creek, SC; Daughter Ariel Carpenter of Goose Creek, SC; and his son Ian Carpenter of Pittsburgh, PA. Also, his dad Leo Carpenter, sister Lita Carpenter-Strange and his brother Jay Carpenter